I am a soon to be college student (next fall) looking for an Apple. I am by no means a professional (yet) but I do not consider myself to be on the average consumer level. I worked all year in Photoshop and Illustrator, doing things ranging from constructing an entire yearbook (100mb PSDs) by myself in Photoshop to making a picture book in Illustrator. I see myself involved in computer science and computer graphics in college. Would it be wiser to get a PowerMac G5 2.0ghz dual-core or an iMac G5 20" for college? With a PowerMac G5, I would get 1gb of ram and the GeForce 6600 256mb card, and I would have to pair it with a budget 17" LCD. With an iMac, I would pair it with 1gb of ram, making it 1.5gb. An iMac would be nice with FrontRow, the iSight, and the small footprint. However, do you guys think it would last 4 years of college? There's a chance I could upgrade after 2 or 3 years of college, but it'd be nice if I could go through college with whatever I buy. A 20" monitor would sure be nice to photoshop in. The PowerMac package I've set up would total $2,564.00, whereas the iMac package would cost me $1,957.00 (and that's with iWork and a wireless keyboard thrown in ) I would also like to be able to do some 3D work, but I doubt it would be very heavy work at all. I would REALLY appreciate any help you can provide, as this question is really giving me a lot of grief .